• Backstage News On 3 AEW Stars Appearing On Last Night’s WWE RAW
On the June 27, 2002 episode of SmackDown, John Cena made his official WWE debut.
On last night’s June 27, 2022 episode of RAW, Cena made his return to WWE programming to celebrate his 20th anniversary.
Video messages from former WWE wrestlers were shown on RAW, where they congratulated Cena.
The following 3 current AEW stars also appeared on RAW via video:
– Chris Jericho
– Big Show
– Daniel Bryan
According to Fightful Select, WWE contacted AEW and asked their permission for the above video messages. AEW President Tony Khan had no issue with it:
“We’re told that the situation was very straightforward in making it happen. The idea was pitched, and then AEW founder Tony Khan was contacted in order to see if he’d be okay with it.
Given the circumstances surrounding the videos, he was said to be okay with the videos and provided approval.
A WWE source told us that they were able to land virtually everyone they hoped to for the ‘congrats’ videos.
These instances have been few and far between since AEW launched in 2019.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 28, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Invasion 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Edge & Christian vs. X-Pac & Billy Gunn
2. Albert vs. Kane
3. Tables Match: Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz
4. Spike Dudley & Molly Holly vs. Crash Holly & Jacqueline
5. Big Show vs. Perry Saturn
6. Chris Jericho & Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Tajiri & William Regal